Whether we were happy or disappointed by the results of this year’s election, today, January 20th, marks the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States.
I’m not going to talk about politics here, but on the subject of inauguration, I want to talk about inaugurating ourselves for a healthy lifestyle.
An inauguration is defined as:
- The beginning or introduction of a system, policy or period.
- The formal admission of someone to office.
- A ceremony to mark the beginning of something.
Now, I want to focus on definitions 1 and 3. Let’s make today a day the beginning to mark the start of our healthy lifestyle (if we haven’t yet) and for those who have already accepted a healthy life, let’s just reaffirm it with an oath!
This is a fun twist on the Presidential Oath:
I, [insert your own name] do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of [insert your name] and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend [insert your name]
When I see it, we are like the presidents of our own bodies. We should be preserving, protecting, and defending our bodies to the best of our abilities. We should nourish it was nutritiously rich foods (note: didn’t use the word healthy here). We should move our bodies to give it the flexibility and range of motion it so needs and desires. We should give our bodies rest.
So as the rest of the nation and the country awaits the inauguration of Donald Trump, let’s inaugurate ourselves for our healthy lifestyle!
Have you been inaugurated?